June 2019 Book List
The first week of June is National Gardening Week! Celebrate this green week with the following books:
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
While exploring his dark and gray neighborhood, Liam stumbles on a garden that’s not in great shape. He decides to look after it and watches his garden get greener and more bountiful every day. A charming story that shows the good that happens when we take care of living things.
Jack’s Garden by Henry Cole
What kinds of flowers, plants and animals are in Jack’s garden? How did this garden get so beautiful? This rhyming, sing-song story uses beautiful illustrations to bring Jack’s garden to life.
Sunflower House by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
Tall sunflowers are a summer staple. Sunflowers grown in a circle can form a magical castle, a fort, a cage or a house! But what happens when summer is over and the sunflowers fade away?
June 8 is World Ocean Day! Dive into the sea with these books:
The Big Book of Blue by Yuval Zommer
The oceans on our planet are home to millions of different organisms, plants and animals. How do certain animals breathe underwater? What can we do to keep our oceans healthy and thriving? Find out with this unique book about all things blue!
The Pout-Pout Fish Cleans Up the Ocean by Deborah Diesen, illustrated by Dan Hanna
Mr. Fish and his ocean-dwelling friends notice something strange about their home, the ocean: it’s a big mess! How did this happen, and how can they clean it up? A sweet story about the importance of keeping oceans clean for the wildlife that call it home.
Hello, World! Ocean Life by Jill McDonald
This book is easy to read and offers a great introduction to the world under the sea. Learn about all of the animals that inhabit the depths of the ocean!
June 21 is the first official day of summer! Kick your feet up and relax with these books:
Summer Is Here! by Heidi Pross Gray
There are so many wonderful things to enjoy about summer — beach days, butterflies, summer fruit and much more! Accompanied by vibrant watercolor illustrations, this book is a great way to celebrate the summer season.
Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sis
Joe tells his grandpa what he’s doing on his summer vacation. He’s reading and writing, studying history and even doing math problems! What he doesn’t mention is his new obsession with his favorite summer treat, ice cream. What happens when his grandpa tells him where their summer trip will be?
Sun, Sun: The Joy of a Summer Day at the Beach by Brad Gray, illustrated by Alexandra Tillard
The sun is back and summer is finally here! Three kids go to the beach for a fun-filled day of swimming, ice cream, sand castles and more. A perfect read for a sunny summer day.